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Dr. Kamal Kishore Sharma


Adjunct Professor – Business Strategy & Corporate Governance

Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad (Public Systems, 2005), MBA (1989)

Institutional Experience profile

  • Academic Institution: Professor, Dean & Vice Chancellor (A) at Ansal University Gurgaon, Head of the MBA program at Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management. Advising/Visiting Faculty roles at Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), MICA, CEPT, IHM, & others.
  • Corporate: CEO at an MNC subsidiary (ArcelorMittal Aktau, Kazakhstan), Strategy Head at a 4 MT Steel Plant, Adani Group Ahmedabad & AnsalAPI Group Delhi
  • Government & PSU: Indian Civil Services, Class I (Indian Railways Traffic Service), SAIL-Bokaro Steel.
  • Entrepreneurial: Projects dabbled in – Skills based Private university in Rajasthan (Project parked), Co-Founder/Consultant/Mentor at Startups in Social Impact Domains viz. Agriculture E-Commerce, Education, Water recycling, Waste Disposal
  • Consulting – Government Conulting Project with MoEF, Startup Consulting, Principal Consultant at a Farmer Producer Company Consortium (Gujpro, Gujarat, 40000 farmers)
  • MDP: Delivered High Impact Strategy & Leadership simulation workshops to Mid-Senior management executives. Programs conducted at IIMA, AIIM, Ansal Univ, Corporates & at Open workshops. Participant profile- mostly CXOs & HoDs across more than 100 MNCs, Indian Corporates and PSUs.
  • Foreign & Multilateral: Consulting projects on Energy & Environment with UNEP, APN, RISOE & Govt of India. Worked in challenging multicultural environments across India, Europe & Eurasia-Kazakhstan.

  • Experience across a diverse range of functions in challenging contexts viz. Strategic Planning & Vision Development at a US$4 bln steel plant; operating within tight financial discipline and ambitious budgets during downturn; turnaround management with a sick enterprise; Greenfield project building & operation stabilisation; Organisation Restructuring & Development in an M&A integration environment; Large multinational team communication & coordination; Commercial Business Development in an Entrepreneurial environment; a General Management (CEO) role at an Engineering Organisation;  Vice Chancellor (A) & Dean at a large university in NCR Delhi; Ideating, Seeding & Growing Startups in Social Impact domain etc.
  • Research & Publishing – Multiple Research papers, Case studies, Reviews, Articles, Conference papers, Conference reports, Project reports, Editing, Paper reviews etc.
  • Leadership Coach & Motivational Speaker.
  • Communication Proficiency – Consistently rated in top decile at all rated speaking endeavours.